Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Chase Marchand of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the opening week of the 2016 CHL Playoffs ending March 27 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
Marchand was perfect between the pipes for the first place Huskies stopping all 40 shots he faced in the opening two games of their first round QMJHL matchup against the Drummondville Voltigeurs. On Friday night he made 22 saves to record his first career playoff victory and shutout in the 10-0 win, then stopped 18 shots in Game 2 on Saturday as the Huskies prevailed by a 6-0 score. The series now shifts to Drummondville for Game 3 on Tuesday and Game 4 on Wednesday night.
A 20-year-old from Upper Tantlion, NS, Marchand is playing in his third career QMJHL season and first with the Huskies. During the 2015-16 regular season he carried a record of 29-6-0-1 including two shutout victories while maintaining the league’s lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.42 and the second best save percentage at .911 helping the Huskies finish first overall.
Also considered for the award this week was Mario Petit who posted a 2-0-0-0 record for the Everett Silvertips in their first round WHL series against the Portland Winterhawks winning one of the games by shutout while carrying a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .981. In the OHL, New York Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson backstopped the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to a 2-0 series lead against the Sarnia Sting with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .935 in his two road wins.
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Post-Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Chase Marchand (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
2015-16 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Leo Lazarev (Ottawa 67’s)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Étienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jack Flinn (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Keven Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Etienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Julio Billia (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath (Victoria Royals)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Louis-Philip Guindon (Rimouski Oceanic)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)